New Era (Windhoek)

9 November 2012

Namibia: NTN Hosts Violinist Gilman Tonight

The College of the Arts (Cota) and the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) features violinist, Alexander Gilman features at the NTN tonight from eight O'clock.

Gilman who have performed in some of the most renowned concert halls of the world, received his first violin lesson when he was six years old and performed his concert debut at the Gasteig in Munich when he was seven.

He became an honorary citizen of his hometown near Munich at the age of 12. His debut CD was released on Oehms Classics, recorded by his chamber music partner Marina Seltenreich.

On his new CD accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Perry So, Alexander recorded the concertos of Barber and Korngold, the Carmen Fantasie by Waxman and the Theme from Steven Spielberg´s Movie Schindlers List by John Williams. This CD was released by OEHMS Classics label and was recently nominated as the Classical CD of the week in the Financial Times Germany.

The violinist has worked with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, David Zinman, Bernard Haitink, Michael Luig, Eri Klas, Perry So, Michael Sanderling and many others and is regularly invited to major international music festivals as a soloist, chamber musician and lecturer.

Tickets for the concert will be N$70 in advance and N$80 at the door.

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